This week's talking point is digital security. Before getting together with the members of your conversation group, go over the questions below so that ideas flow more easily when you meet up with your friends and you can work out vocabulary problems beforehand.
Are you fond of social networking sites?
Do you use a different password for every website account?
How often do you use a debit/credit card?
How often do you buy things online?
How careful are you about the information you provide to website?
Do you let anyone use your electronic devices?
If someone looked at the information about you that exists in cyberspace, what kind of things would they find out about you?
Why do you think the issue of privacy receives a lot of attention these days?
What does 'cyber threat' mean?
How many different types of threat can you think of?
What (recent) news stories on internet scams or another type of cybercrime have you heard recently?
How can we increase our personal online security?
Do you agree with these statements?
1 A certain amount of surveillance and invasion of privacy makes us safer.
2 You should never shop online because you leave yourself open to crime like identity theft.
3 Companies should be allowed to monitor online activity and sell their databases.
To illustrate the topic you can watch this Europena Union video on cybercrime.